Motorola XPLORE 500 User Manual

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Motorola Satellite Navigation System
with Free Map Updates
Model: XPLORE 500/600
The features described in this guide are subject to modifications without prior notice.


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  • Page 1 USER’S GUIDE Motorola Satellite Navigation System with Free Map Updates Model: XPLORE 500/600 The features described in this guide are subject to modifications without prior notice.
  • Page 2 Please keep your original dated sales receipt for your records. For warranty service of your Motorola product, you will need to provide a copy of your dated sales receipt to confirm warranty status. Registration is not required for warranty coverage.
  • Page 3 Overview of the Satellite Navigation Device 1. Touch Screen 2. On/Off Button Press and hold to turn the unit On. Press and hold to turn the unit Off or put to sleep via the on-screen options. 3. Reset Button Insert the tip of a stylus pen or small blunt object into the reset hole to reset the system.
  • Page 4 Important guidelines for installing your Satellite Navigation Device • Satellite signals are required for this product to function in Navigation Mode. There may be occasions within your home or surrounding area when the signal strength is limited and navigation may not be possible. This is quite normal for products of this type. •...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents 1. Safety Instructions ..................8 2. Getting Started..................9 Charging the Battery ................. 9 2.1.1 Using the Car Adapter ..............9 2.1.2 Using the USB cable (sold separately) ........9 Installing a Micro SD Card ............... 10 Turning the Sat Nav Device On/Off............10 Turning Off the Sat Nav Unit or Put the Unit Into Sleep Mode ....
  • Page 6 How to Navigate ..................23 5.5.1 Navigate to a Postcode ............. 23 5.5.2 Navigate to a Recent Location ..........23 5.5.3 Navigate to an Address ............. 23 5.5.4 Navigate to Home ..............24 Setting Your Home Location ........24 5.5.5 Navigate to Places ..............
  • Page 7 Adventure Mode ............35 5.8.5 Safety Options ................35 Speed Limit Alarm ..............35 Safety Camera Alert ............. 36 5.8.6 System ....................36 Time Format ................. 36 Restore Settings ..............36 Theme .................. 36 5.8.7 GPS ....................37 GPS ..................
  • Page 8: Safety Instructions

    1. Safety Instructions WARNING This product is compliant with all relevant electromagnetic field standards and is, when handled as described in the User’s Guide, safe to use. Therefore, always read the instructions in this User’s Guide carefully before using the device.
  • Page 9: Getting Started

    2. Getting Started Charging the Battery Before using your Sat Nav device for the first time, we recommend that you charge the unit for 5 hours via a USB cable (sold separately) or the supplied in-car charger until the charging indicator turns green. Plug the USB cable/in-car charger into the USB socket, and plug the other end into a suitable power source.
  • Page 10: Installing A Micro Sd Card

    Installing a Micro SD Card You may install a micro SD card as described below. 1. Switch the unit off first before installing or removing the micro SD card. 2. The micro SD card can only be fitted one way. The contacts should be facing away from you and the cut-off corner at the bottom (as shown above).
  • Page 11: Turning Off The Sat Nav Unit Or Put The Unit Into Sleep Mode

    Turning Off the Sat Nav Unit or Put the Unit Into Sleep Mode • Press the Sleep icon to put the unit into sleep mode. • To bring the unit out of sleep mode, press and hold the On/Off button again. When brought out of sleep mode, the unit will show the same screen as when the unit entered sleep mode.
  • Page 12: Using The Car Mounting Kit

    Using the Car Mounting Kit The car mount has a suction pad that fits to the windscreen or a flat area on the dashboard. 2.6.1 Fitting to the windscreen • Pull the lever away from the suction pad. • Place the pad on the windscreen and push the lever towards the pad until it clicks into place.
  • Page 13: Fitting The Unit

    2.6.3 Fitting the Unit • Slide the unit into the bottom of the bracket and carefully push the unit up and back until it clicks into place at the top. • To remove the unit from the car mount, press and lift the tab at the top of the bracket then pull the unit forward and out of the bottom of the bracket.
  • Page 14: Basic Device Operations And Settings

    3. Basic Device Operations and Settings Starting Up Press the On/Off button to start up. Settings You do not need to enter the Settings menu before you start to navigate. If you press on the icon, the following screen is displayed. 3.2.1 Volume Press Volume to modify the volume level of the voice prompts.
  • Page 15: Backlight

    open for on. Press to confirm and exit. 3.2.2 Backlight Press Backlight to change the brightness of the screen. You can make it darker or brighter by tapping “<” or “>”. You can also set a time out period of 10 seconds to 3 minutes using the auto off setting.
  • Page 16: Date Time

    3.2.4 Date Time This device can auto-set the current date and time by receiving 3 GPS signals. It has a default timezone based on the country of purchase. To change the time zone, use the “<” or “>” keys to modify the value of the required fields. Press to confirm and exit.
  • Page 17: Additional Maps And Upgrades

    4. Additional maps and upgrades Please visit and download the NPlus software to gain access to further content (see section 5.11 “Nplus” for more details) This device comes preloaded with maps which include a free yearly update, for the life of your product. You will receive all updates to road network, addresses and points of interest.
  • Page 18: Navigation

    5. Navigation This section guides you through the main features of the system. GPS Connection Your Sat Nav device uses GPS technology for navigation. The device receives signals from a number of GPS satellites in order to determine your current position.
  • Page 19: Main Map Screen

    Main Map Screen 5.3.1 Map View Points of Interest - Click on the POI to see more information. Zoom In Zoom out 3D/2D - Tap this button to alternate between 2D and 3D map visualization, according to your preference. Device setting button Map scale Main menu button Select from the map screen to enter the main Menu from where you will have...
  • Page 20: Navigation View

    5.3.2 Navigation View Next street name Next maneuver Return to your GPS location, if Distance to the you have moved next maneuver Road speed limit Time, speed and distance controls (*) Locator will change colour Current street according to signal strength Time, speed and distance controls(*) show different information.
  • Page 21: Basic Commands

    Basic commands 5.4.1 Exploring Menu Screens All menu screens show two buttons at the top which allow for the following actions: Go back one level in the menu Return to the map screen 5.4.2 Using the Keyboard Whenever you want to perform a search, filter results from a list or input data, the keyboard will appear on the screen.
  • Page 22: Standard Keyboard Standard Keyboard Delete characters space bar Remove the keyboard Access numeric from the screen keyboard Numeric Keyboard Access the symbols keyboard Access the extended characters keyboard Extended Character Keyboard /Symbol Keyboard Return to the standard keyboard Navigation...
  • Page 23: How To Navigate

    How to Navigate 5.5.1 Navigate to a Postcode • From the main menu, select Go To , and then select Postcode If necessary, select the country from the shown list after selecting the Country field. • Select Postcode, and use the keyboard to enter the postcode (Note: You can enter the postcode with or without a space).
  • Page 24: Navigate To Home

    • Enter the house number and select it from the list. Alternatively, you can select anywhere or a particular road junction by selecting the "anywhere" or "crossing" option. (Note: "crossing" will show a list of road names that join with the road shown under the postcode). •...
  • Page 25: Navigate To A Point Of Interest (Poi) Navigate to a Point of Interest (POI) • Select Around Me to select a POI which is located around your current GPS location or the location currently shown on the map. • Select a POI category from the list of available categories and sub categories to narrow down your search.
  • Page 26: Navigate Using An Itinerary

    • After completing your selection, you will be taken to the Go Screen. • Click Before you can use the favourites option, you will need to store locations to the favourite list. Storing Favourite Locations • Select your location to be saved to favourites using one of the methods described in 5.5 “How to Navigate”...
  • Page 27 location as described in 5.5 “How to Navigate” , repeat the process for each additional new waypoint. Once you have finished adding waypoints, click to finish creating the itinerary. Note You can also add a waypoint by selecting any point on the map, and then clicking the waypoint button shown on the context bar.
  • Page 28: Go Screen

    • Move the waypoint down on the itinerary list; • Mark the waypoint as the next destination, where all previous waypoints will be marked as visited; • Delete the waypoint from the itinerary list. Navigating an Itinerary Select an itinerary from the list then click Navigate .
  • Page 29: My Route

    My Route From the main menu select My Route . The My Route menu allows you access to several options for viewing and manipulating the route that has been calculated. Note This option is only available when a route has been calculated. 5.7.1 Show Route Select View On Map...
  • Page 30: Avoid Part Of Route

    obstruction. The unit will re-calculate a route which will avoid the original planned route for this distance. The old route will be shown on the map by a light blue line. Avoid Part of Route This option allows you to avoid part or parts of the currently calculated route and allows you to change the route to take into account high traffic areas or road works so that these roads will be avoided.
  • Page 31: Settings

    Settings From the main menu, select Settings . You will now have the option of selecting from 7 different settings categories as described below. 5.8.1 General Speaker Use "+" and "–" to either increase or decrease the speaker volume, then select to confirm the setting.
  • Page 32: Kph/Mph Kph/Mph Use "+" and "–" to change the measurement of speed which will be displayed and announced on the unit, then select to confirm the setting. You will be taken to the main Settings menu. 5.8.3 Map Appearance Lane Assistance Displays information about the up and coming lane layout of junctions on major roads when a manoeuvre is required.
  • Page 33: Dynamic Zoom Dynamic Zoom Use "+" and "–" to switch between On and Off. When On, the zoom level will automatically adjust to suit your current speed. (The faster you are travelling, the further out the zoom will be). Select to confirm the setting. You will be taken to the main Settings menu.
  • Page 34: Routing Options

    5.8.4 Routing Options Routing Options Allows you to change the way your route is calculated. You can choose from three available options. Use "+" and "–" to switch between each of the option described below. Fastest – calculates the fastest route, regardless of the distance. It is highly recommended that you select this option.
  • Page 35: Adventure Mode Adventure Mode Allows you to navigate to a location or a set of co-ordinates which are not located near a road. Select this mode for outdoor activity or when travelling by sea or air. In this mode, the distance to your destination is calculated in a direct line and a compass will be displayed to guide you towards your destination.
  • Page 36: Safety Camera Alert Safety Camera Alert Allows you to activate/deactivate the alert to warn that you are approaching a speed camera location. Use "+" and "–" to switch between On and Off. Select to confirm your settings. You will be taken to the main Settings menu.
  • Page 37: Gps

    5.8.7 Allows you to switch GPS On and Off as well as change the input method for entering co-ordinates. Other information relating to GPS connection is shown, but cannot be modified. GPS Use "+" and "–" to switch between On and Off. When switched Off, you will not be able to navigate.
  • Page 38: My Ndrive

    My Ndrive Allows access to information about your device/software, as well as allow access to further preferential settings. 5.9.1 Define Home Allows you to set or change your home location. See section “Setting Your Home Location” for information on how to set/change your home location.
  • Page 39: Importing Data Importing data Firstly, in order to import data, you will need to either connect the device to your computer via a USB cable, or remove the SD card (if applicable) and connect it directly to your PC. You can then copy the .KML files from your source into the corresponding folder: Speedcams, Itineraries or Favourites located inside the main NDrive folder of your device or your SD card.
  • Page 40 Exporting Favourites After selecting Export Favourites, your favourites will be automatically exported. Once finished, click , and you will be returned to the Data Import/Export screen. Navigation...
  • Page 41: Store

    5.10 Store This feature is not available on this device as it does not have any network connection capability. If you select Store , you will be shown the following screen. Please select to return to the main menu. To gain access to the NDrive store in order to make purchases and to update the software on your device, please visit, select the support tab and then NPlus.
  • Page 42: Nplus

    5.11 Nplus When running Nplus for the first time you will need to create an account. Click on Create account and you will be taken to an online webpage where you will be able to set up your account and create your login details. Every time you run Nplus, you will need to login, so please make a note of your login details for future use.
  • Page 43: Paying For Purchases

    Note Some additional language voices are free and do not need to be paid for. Simply select the voice for the language you wish to be downloaded and installed. Paying for purchases When you select an item which needs to be purchased, Nplus will take you to the payment screen.
  • Page 44: My Products

    5.11.3 My Products Select My Products to begin downloading and installing your selected updates/purchases. A list of items to be downloaded and installed will be shown. If there is an update to the software, this will also be shown in the list of downloadable items.
  • Page 45: Device Information

    5.11.5 Device Information Select Device Information to be shown further detailed information about the device which is currently connected to Nplus. 5.11.6 Help Select Help to gain access to Ndrives online help sections, which will provide help and advice on using the Ndrive software. Select from one of the four available categories to be taken directly to the webpage containing that information.
  • Page 46: Frequently Asked Questions

    6. Frequently asked questions I can’t find an address. Please make sure that you have correctly spelt your entry. If you do not know the correct spelling of the address, simply enter parts of the address you know for sure (e.g., “ond”, “Leic” for Leicester Square in London). Then browse the results list and look for the address.
  • Page 47 alcohol. Dry both with a clean cloth, then re-attach the car mount to the windscreen. Unit does not turn on when using battery power The battery in your unit may be too low. Connect the device to a power source with the car charger, then turn the unit on after a waiting a few minutes.
  • Page 48: Disposal Of The Device (Environment)

    7. Disposal of the Device (Environment) At the end of the product life cycle, you should not dispose of this product with normal household waste. Take this product to a collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. The symbol on the product, user's guide and/or box indicates this.
  • Page 49: General Information

    +44 (0) 8187 62092 (ROI) Consumer Products and Accessories Limited Warranty ("Warranty") Thank you for purchasing this Motorola branded product manufactured under license by Binatone Electronics International Ltd ("BINATONE"). What Does this Warranty Cover? Subject to the exclusions contained below, BINATONE warrants that this Motorola branded product ("Product") or certified accessory ("Accessory") sold...
  • Page 51 (c) use of the Products or Accessories for commercial purposes or subjecting the Product or Accessory to abnormal usage or conditions; or (d) other acts which are not the fault of MOTOROLA or BINATONE, are excluded from coverage.
  • Page 52 (b) broken seals or that show evidence of tampering; (c) mismatched board serial numbers; or (d) nonconforming or non-Motorola branded housings, or parts, are excluded from coverage. Communication Services. Defects, damages, or the failure of Products or Accessories due to any communication service or signal you may subscribe to or use with the Products or Accessories is excluded from coverage.
  • Page 54: Technical Support Or Contact

    10. Technical Specifications Antenna Built-in GPS high sensitivity receiver (42 channels) Memory 128MB SDRAM Built-in Display Xplore 500: 5" colour TFT touch screen Xplore 600: 6.2" colour TFT touch screen Weight Xplore 500:0.169 kg Xplore 600: 0.245 kg Dimension Xplore 500: 135mmx84mmx13.8mm Xplore 600: 169mmx100mmx14.6mm...
  • Page 55 Manufactured, distributed or sold by Binatone Electronics International LTD., official licensee for this product. MOTOROLA and the Stylised M Logo, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC. and are used under license. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
  • Page 56 FCC Caution: Any Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment. This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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